Unprecedented event

by Sammy Barker, Push Square

Cyberpunk 2077’s big March update was supposed to be the one that fixed the title’s major performance issues, but while it does undoubtedly crash less and run better – even on a PlayStation 4 Pro – it’s still nowhere near the standard expected of a major AAA title. And as a result, it still remains unavailable on the PlayStation Store – more than four months since Sony made the unprecedented decision to remove it.

Polish developer CD Projekt RED recently said that the sci-fi RPG is “closer” to returning to the storefront, but still hasn’t attached a date to exactly when it expects it to be available. “The final decision, you have to understand, belongs to Sony,” boss Michał Nowakowski said as part of an investor call. “We do believe we’re closer than further, but of course, the final call is theirs, so let’s wait and see.”

Physical copies of the title recently rose to 10th position on the UK sales charts, suggesting there is still commercial interest in the game – despite its disastrous launch. The developer has said that it plans to sell the title for years to come, with a PS5 version slated for some point this year. However, as we noted in a recent feature, the release finds itself fielding many unanswered questions at the moment, and CDPR still has a mountain to climb to resurrect it.

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